Use PowerShell to list open files

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 27 March 2014 / Last Updated on 27 March 2014]

How to use Windows PowerShell to list open files via share

Question: You want to use Windows PowerShell to list open files via file share on your Windows 8 or above computer. How can you do this?

Answer: Open the Windows PowerShell console with admin rights and use the Get-SmbOpenFile function. This command appears here:


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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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